I was born in 1968, and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware in the United States. My mother enjoyed making art, and my father was a chef, so the visual and culinary arts were influential from an early age. I like the idea that my life experience is filtered through my art, and I think of the creative process as a way to make sense of who I am and my place in the world. My current work uses found and collected objects to make still-life and portrait photographs. I also enjoy alternative photographic processes and restoring and preserving vintage photographs and negatives. My Art has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in several permanent collections including the Philadelphia History Museum, the University of the Arts Teaching Print Collection, and Dark Room Gallery in Vermont. In 2014, I was a Delaware Division of the Arts Grant recipient; in 2018, my work was selected by several competitions including the Sony World Photography Competition, the Prix De La Photographie Paris Awards, and the Moscow International Photography Awards. My images have been published in such magazines as Adore Noir, Monovisions, and Private Photo Review. Prior to relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2016, I taught photography at the Delaware College of Art and Design in my home town of Wilmington, Delaware. I hold a BFA in photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a AFA in photography from the Delaware College of Art and Design in Wilmington, Delaware.